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Introduction: the Role of a Student Representative

Each Faculty at the University of Malta has student representatives at course level, on Faculty Board as well as on Council and Senate. Student representatives participate and attend Board meetings and other functions and present the students’ voice. Students may contact their representative should they require advice or for the representative to deal with a complaint. 


Student Representatives on the Faculty Board of Education and Boards of Study


Board of Studies

Master in Teaching and Learning


Andrew Borg

1st Year - M.T.L.


Andrew Abela is currently reading for a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning at the University of Malta (UOM). He holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre studies (by Research) (2015), which investigated a possible link between fencing and theatre, and a first Bachelor’s Degree in Italian and Theatre Studies (2012). He is co-founder of Teatru Mida (2012), a Maltese theatre group that works in parallel with the training and creative process of Maltese practitioner Prof. John J. Schranz. Abela is currently interested in the process of acquiring a language through the use of theatre and drama within an educational context. 


Chantel Borg

1st Year - M.T.L.


Chantel Borg has graduated in B.A Maltese in 2016 and is currently reading for a Masters' Degree in Teaching and Learning specifically in the Primary area. Her choice of furthering her studies in this area is because she would like to be able to make a difference in a child's life whether its an academic one or a personal one. She also did a lot of voluntary work with the Salesian Youth Centre in Sliema with young children and also adolescents. She has been teaching English as a foreign language for the past three years and would like to start teaching Maltese as a foreign language as well. Her dream is to be able to visit third world countries and aid children by building schools and educating them.  

B.A.(Hons) ECEC


Martina Vella

1st Year - B.A.(Hons)ECEC


Martina Vella, 18 years old, hails from Mosta.  Her hobbies are playing the piano, embroidery on paper, and playing tennis. Her plan is to obtain her degree in B.A.(Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care and continue studying to obtain her Master in Teaching and Learning. 


Alexia Spiteri

1st Year - B.A.(Hons)ECEC


Alexia Spiteri, 30 years old is currently undertaking a degree in B.A.(Hons) ECEC at UoM. It has been her lifelong dream to become a teacher and after having her own business for over 7 years, she decided to follow it. She also intend s to follow the MTL. Her aspiration is to empower children so that they have the necessary building blocks to be able to achieve whatever their hearts desire.  

B.Sc.(Hons) Home Economics


Onishia Muscat

1st Year - B.Sc.(Hons)Home Economics


Onishia Muscat, 18 year old, hails from Mgarr Malta. She started her education at Saint Monica School, Gzira, and followed her education level through Junior College, where with the qualifications obtained, she managed to enter in the B.Sc.(Hons) Home Economics course. Apart from studying, she also work as a part time waitress at the Agliolio Restaurant located in Radisson, Golden Sands where she obtained different skills on different levels. Few things that defines her are  that she is an outgoing person and loves to meet and help different people. She is quite a hard working person and trys to do everything with a plan.  


Kylie Pace

1st Year -  B.Sc.(Hons)Home Economics


Kylie Pace, 19 year old gozitian student from Nadur. She is in her first year, studying the newly offered course at the university: Bs c in Home Economics. Previously, she succesfully carried out a year in BA European Studies with Geography. Following this course she wishes to further her education with a  Masters Degree. She accepted this role as a student representative to aid others just like she had found  help during her first year at University. She has participated in an Erasmus plus programm during summer 2016 and have attended a youth charter representing her hometown. She used to work with Transport Malta and she is currently working as a Liaison Officer during the Malta EU  Council Presidency. 

PG Certificate in Educational Mentoring


Anita Ciantar

1st Year - PG Certificate in Educational Mentoring


Anita Ciantar is married and has two daughters. She is currently following the course Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring. She teaches Mathematics to Years 10 and 11 students at St Thomas More College Zejtun. She has been teaching for 28 years and during her career she attended a number of voluntary courses organised by the DQSE and University of Malta. At present she is a teacher member of the School Council and a member of the German Maltese Circle. Her interests are travelling and doing flower arrangements.  


Michel Spagnol

1st Year - PG Certificate in Educational Mentoring


Michel Spagnol is a physics teacher at St.Ignatius College Secondary School, Handaq, Qormi. In 2008, he completed his M. Ed. specializing in Science Education. Through his dissertation, he explored how assessment for learning could be implemented in a Maltese classroom and its implications on teaching and learning. In 2011, he was appointed teacher mentor within his college and currently he supports newly qualified teachers during their first year of induction.  

Master of Education


Tania Borg

3rd Year - M.Ed. in Philosophy of Education


Tania Borg starting off her teaching career as a casual teacher, having found teaching interesting, she enrolled into the B Ed. (1997-2001), specialising in teaching Mathematics and Physics. Since 1995, she has been serving different positions within the Education Division, teaching and co-ordinating different groups at MCAST and various sectors in the Education Division including the Lifelong Learning Sector. Her interest in learning and travel gave Tania the luxury of teaching and working in different countries including Birmingham (UK), the Canary Islands (Spain) and Brazil. Having adult education as one of her pet interests, she tied this neatly in an Environmental Education (EE) project aimed at Primary school teachers. This launched her activity at the Centre for Environmental Education Research (CEER), co-delivering a Unit at the University of Malta on developing EE walks and organising learning experiences for children, youths and adults including EE walks, talks, youth exchanges, seminars and the likes. Mixing her voluntary work experience with the Diploma in Adult Education (2003), Tania used this in several platforms, through various projects in different  organisations. Having written and carried out several Youth in Action projects, this experience gave her the title of International Projects Officer at the Kunsill Nazzjonali Zaghzagh (KNZ). 

Master of Arts in Adult Education


Marilde Gauci

3rd Year Master in Access to Education - Specific Learning Difficulties


Maria Lourdes Gauci, graduated B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary in 2003, specialising in English and Junior Years.  She taught both Early and Senior Years at Msida Primary School.  During this time she was involved in various school, college and DQSE Projects to enhance literacy and promote oracy across the curriculum.  In September 2012, she joined the Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Unit to address her concerns regarding the difficulties children with dyslexia are encountering in the classroom situation.  Marilde works closely with the SpLD team in the interest of learners with Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.  She is currently reading for a Master in Access to Education: Specific Learning Difficulties.  This masters will focus on the range of specific learning difficulties with special focus on dyslexia, manifestations, identification and the required accommodations. 


Last Updated: 26 January 2017

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